Wednesday, December 12, 2018
HMS Apollo At D-Day With Eisenhower
An Abdiel-class British minelayer operating in home waters during World War II and took part in the Normandy Invasion.
Detached for "Operation Neptune" the Normandy Invasion and on June 7, 1944 had Allied Supreme Commander Dwight D. Eisenhower, Naval Commander in Chief Admiral Bertram Ramsey, General Bernard Law Montgomery and staff members from SHAEF tovisit the beaches.
Unfortunately, the Apollo grounded hard and her passengers were transferred to the destroyer HMS Undaunted.
It was involved with laying mines afterwards.